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Flags on Travellerspoint

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1. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 12y

Hello all,

Something someone mentioned a few weeks ago was that it would be pretty neat if a little flag could show up under the name of the poster in Forum, to show where they were from instead of stating the country or an aviatar for example. I thought that was a pretty good idea and went out looking for flags which we could use and found that we can use the flags as provided in the CIA worldfactbook at no cost so have been looking into it a little more.

Here is a sneakpreview for Australia (it's taking me a while to upload/rename all the flags) in the big format. I am still looking into how we can resize them small enough that they will fit the forums without slowing it down too much but one thing we will definitely do is add a link to the big version from the destinations area.

Here goes:
http://www.travellerspoint.com/flags-large.cfm?country=Australia

Let me know what you think and ways to improve it... I am hoping to also be able to add the information about the flag and what it means but that (of course) takes a little extra work :)

Cheers,

Sam

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 12y

While I was at it, I also made a start on adding maps of different countries....

Here goes:
http://www.travellerspoint.com/maps-country.cfm?country=Australia

There seem to be some problems with uploading data at the moment so it will take a while for me to get all the maps & flags up unfortunately...

Cheers,

Sam

3. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 12y

That flag is HUGE!!!!!! I would say scaling it down a wee bit would be a good idea!

The map looks good, though :)

4. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

Yeah, i think refining the flag to make it a little smaller might be an idea!
Personally not particularly impressed with the map as is, but it's better than nothing i suppose. Sam - am working on a couple of ideas for that and will let you know shortly.

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 12y

Yes, those flags are pretty huge aren't they :) There are actually two sizes and this page redirects to the big one, but I was thinking of a small one on the actual country destination page as kind of an intro.

If clicked on, this would then show the full scale version as some of the flags go into pretty neat detail which would be lost on a smaller version. I managed to work out how to get the description of each flag on the site as well.... now, just a new upload system and I can upload 500 odd files!

Gelli, can't wait if you have a better idea map wise. I know these are quite lame!

Another interesting (strange) thing... the CIA doesn't see England, Scotland, Wales and North Ireland as separate countries so doesn't have their flags or specific maps; only the UK one to cover them all.... anyway, just found that strange although I assume it technically must be the way to do it....

6. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

Not going to go deep into the whole Uk seperate country things, but they are quite correct just showing the UK as the country instead of the seperate 4. Unfortunately.